Legal Forum
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When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
8:00 to 11:00 am
Where: Neal Gerber Eisenberg
2 N. La Salle St.
Chicago, Illinois  60602
United States
Contact: Chicago SHRM Headquarters

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Legal Forum 



The Chicago SHRM Legal Forum in 2019 brings together an esteemed group of twelve legal and HR subject matter experts to discuss three important and timely HR issues: managing the ins, outs and nuances of employee investigations; managing challenging FMLA and ADA situations; and managing issues in compensation, including classification of contractors, exemptions under FLSA, expenses reimbursement and issues around foreign national compensation.  Join your HR colleagues on updated content and dialogue on these meaty topics are critical to HR business partners.  Along with the content, participants will assemble in small groups with the subject matter experts to work through real life issues to work through scenarios.


Subject matter experts include:

  • Amit Bindra, Partner - The Prinz Law Firm
  • Karen Byron, Sr. Regional HR Manager - Waterton
  • Antonio Caldarone, Partner - Laner Muchin
  • Aaron Gelb. Partner - Conn Maciel Carey
  • Rafael Lazaro, Founder & Partner - Lazaro Law Group
  • Chad Moeller, Partner - Neal Gerber Eisenberg
  • Christina Murdoch, Associate - Immigration Law
  • Cara Olie, Associate - Proskauer Rose
  • Elizabeth Paul, Associate - Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson
  • Phil Schreiber, Partner - Holland & Knight
  • Leticia Ransom, HR Professional - Valerio Dewalt Train
  • Lew Jacobson


At the end of the program, participants will:

  • Know how to manage employee misconduct and investigations, and handle complications such as claims of discrimination, retaliation and harassment
  • Understand how to approach challenging leave issues involving FMLA and ADA, including intermittent leave, abuse of leave and long term leave
  • Identify correct practices when classifying employees versus contractors and exempt versus nonexempt
  • Discuss aspects of the new expense reimbursement law
  • Understand compensation issues for foreign nationals on visas